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The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane
"Robert Macfarlane takes off on foot, and, as he walks along, he thinks, he explores, he ties ideas together, he contemplates. He travels to England, to Scotland, to Palestine, to Spain, to the Himalayas, and everywhere he goes, he shares what he k..." Read more of this review »
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
H is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald
read in March, 2017
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All the reviews say that this is a wonderful book beautifully written. And that may be. But I took a strong dislike to the author almost as soon as I started reading and that feeling never went away. This has never happened to me before. Maybe it was ...more
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A Crime in Holland by Georges Simenon
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To read Maigret (for me) is to be taken away, usually to Paris, maybe Marseilles or somewhere on the Cote d'Azur, or, in this case, to Delfzijl. Delfzijl is a bit constrictive -- it's protestant, they drink either beer or genever, you get a feeling o ...more
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Maigret in Holland by Georges Simenon
"Simenon's novels are an acquired taste. I first read one many years ago and wondered how he achieved such success--now I get it. It's a bit like eating something unusual for the first time (think Wasabi encrusted peanuts)-- you may not be sure it..." Read more of this review »
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Living Well is the Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins
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Garald and Sara Murphy pop up in any book about the writers, artists, and American expats living in France in the 1920s, and since I read a lot of those kinds of books, it was good to learn a little more about this couple. This lovely MoMA edition is ...more
A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
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Lying About Hitler by Richard J. Evans
"This is an important book, not about WWII and the Holocaust, but also the approach and study of history.

In 1993, the historian Deborah Lipstadt published Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, about Holocaust denial and th..." Read more of this review »
A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
"The end of World War Two was not the same all over Germany. It was quite civilized in the West, where the Americans and the British approached, fought, and eventually occupied. It was anything but civilized in the East, where the Russians came.

Th..." Read more of this review »
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